Our pre-college programs provide high school students with a taste of collegiate life.

During her senior year at Wachusett Regional High School in Holden, Massachusetts, Nicole Baker searched for a summer dance program that would help propel her to collegiate success. “Adelphi was one of the first names that came up,” she said, referring to the University’s highly reputable summer pre-college programs.

It was the perfect fit.

In the summer of 2012, Nicole took advantage of all the program had to offer, including the Department of Dance’s world-renowned faculty and the state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center. It honed her skills and helped to influence her school choice.

“[The program] really prepped me for college, and it was the reason I came to Adelphi,” said Nicole, now a freshman. “It gave me a professional outlook on dance rather than the studio atmosphere.”

Nicole is just one of many high school students to benefit from Adelphi’s pre-college programs. Each summer, the University offers intensives in a range of subject areas that include both commuter and residential opportunities.

“Adelphi’s pre-college programs offer high school students the opportunity to experience what college life is like,” Coordinator of High School Programs Erin Raia said. “It challenges them to think and discover something new about themselves while making new friends.

“The residential component allows students to really get a feel for college. They meet other students from around the country and make lasting friendships.”

That taste of life and academics at Adelphi was all Eileen Balzac needed. As a senior at Floral Park Memorial High School, she was undecided about whether to pursue a career in elementary education or nursing. She got an introduction to the profession through the nursing intensive in 2012, where she studied in the classroom and at Adelphi’s Nursing Resource Center, which includes mock hospital settings and a simulation manikin.

“The majority of the intensive was in the classroom,” Eileen said. “But there was a day when we visited a hospital and they took us through different departments. At Adelphi, they have the Sim labs, where we took blood.

“It’s a great experience if anyone is interested in nursing. It’s a great thing to discover what you want to do.”

This summer’s programs will prove to be just as successful. Here are this year’s offerings:

For further information, please contact:

Todd Wilson
Strategic Communications Director 
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